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They've captured him, now what do they do with him?
U-S officials have an alleged terrorist plotter in custody after his capture in Baghdad yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


Meanwhile, the nation's terror alert status has been lowered.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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One more really sunny and warm day and then some changes head our way. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...



[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Brent]
[SS=None]

Another sunny and warm day across the area and then some changes head our way. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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[VO-NAT]


They're taking to the streets in Baghdad, demanding what they call "Real Freedom."
The protest comes as U-S forces attempt to bring order to the capital city after the fall of Saddam's regime.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[NOTE ANCHOR TAG!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=219-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom*wdbj7.com;]


Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The arrest of a terror mastermind, angry demonstrations, and a lack of law and order.
All of these are part of today's new Iraq.
Meanwhile, it's another day of deadly gunfire as U-S troops try to restore order in northern parts of the country.


Some Iraqis blame American soldiers for a shooting that killed three people and wounded at least 11 others today.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now with an update.
[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=201-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[SUPER=205-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]


((ROLLCUE:...))
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=201-Vince Brooks/Centcom Spokesman;]
[SUPER=203-Washington, DC;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=back to you.]

((
U.S OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THIS MAN.ALLEGED TERRORIST MASTERMIND ABUL ABBAS WHO WAS CAPTURED IN BAGHDAD YESTERDA Y....WHERE HE'S LIVED FOR YEARS. ABBAS, IS BELIEVED TO BE THE MAN BEHIND THE 1985 HIJACKING OF THE ITALIAN CRUISE SHIP ACHILLE LAURO IN WHICH A DISABLED AMERICAN WAS KILLED AND THROWN OVERBOARD. THE ITALIANS WANT TO TRY HIM THERE..THE VICTIMS CHILDREN WANT ABBAS TRIED IN THE U.S.

(SOT) BRIGADIER GENERAL VINCE BROOKS/CENTCOM SPOKESMAN Abbas is a

terrorist. He was a terrorist, he remains a terrorist, and he will be viewed as such.
IN BAGHDAD, U-S TROOPS ARE STRUGGLING TO RETURN THE CITY TO NORMALCY. THIS AS HOSPITALS STRUGGLE TO TREAT THE INCREASED NUMBER OF INJURED AND SICK CHILDREN. UNTIL NOW, MANY OF THEIR FAMILIES WERE TOO AFRAID TO COME OUT OF THEIR HOMES TO TAKE THE CHILDREN TO THE HOSPITAL.

(SOT) . SOUNDBITE (English) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN DOCTOR, SAYING:

It's a very, very, very bad situation for patients in our country and this is because of the war. Not for liberated, just for occupy our country.
MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD

(NAT)


PROTESTORS PACKED THE STREETS OF THE CAPITAL. THEY'RE ANGRY THAT THOUSANDS OF POLICEMAN WHO USED TO WORK FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN ARE BACK ON DUTY. THE CAPITOL CITY HAS BEEN RACKED WITH CHAOS, LAWLESSNESS AND LOOTING...AND THESE IRAQIS WANT A NEW SYSTEM TO CHANGE THAT.

(NAT)


BUT AT THE PENTAGON, THE SOUND OF VICTORY. THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE INTRODUCED COUNTRY STAR DARRYL WORLEY...

(NAT)


WHO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES WORLDWIDE. ))
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The nation's terror alert level is being reduced from orange to yellow.
An orange alert status signals a ''high risk'' of terrorist attacks. At yellow, the risk is considered to be only ''elevated.''
The alert status was raised at the start of the war, because of fears that it would bring terror attacks against U-S targets.


[Armless-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


An Iraqi boy who lost both his arms and his family during a bombing raid has become an international symbol of the horrors of war.
Drew Levinson has more from Kuwait City, where the child has arrived at a specialty hospital for extensive treatment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Kuwait City, Kuwait;]
[SUPER=201-Dr. Mohammed Khalaf/Surgeon;]
[SUPER=201-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Levinson, CBS News, Kuwait City.]

((

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(LOCATOR: KUWAIT CITY)


Twelve-year-old Ali Ismaeel Abbas is a survivor, but just barely.

(NATS of something)


Ali was home in Baghdad with his family one night when a bomb blew apart his life. His pregnant mother, his father, brother, aunt, 10 family members in all, were killed. Ali lost both his arms and his torso was badly burned. He is now in the hands of strangers who will try to give him his life back.

(nats, crying)


One reporter heard Ali ask, "Can you help me get my arms back? Do you think the doctors can give me another pair of hands?"

(SOT, Dr. Mohammad Khalaf, Surgeon, "He worries how he can defend

himself, how he can go to school. Is he going to have artificial limbs, movable or not movable. This worries him a lot.")

(STANDUP BRIDGE: This hospital specializes in pediatric burn and

surgical cases. In addition to Ali, five other children are being treated here for war-related injuries.)
Images of Ali have been broadcast around the world. In Britian alone, the Red Cross has been inundated with calls from people who want to donate money directly to him. He faces countless skin grafts and years of therapy. And while he will always be surrounded by caring people, he will never be able to reclaim his youth or his family, a terrible reminder of the human cost of war. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Kuwait City.

))[Art-War]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]


You may have heard of the art of war.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Atlanta, GA;]


Well, THIS is war art.
Some Atlanta area artists are exhibiting their works, inspired by recent events in Iraq.
But organizers make it clear that they're not promoting one side or the other.
They say everyone's view is welcome.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's democratic]

((ROBIN REZENDE/ARTIST: I THINK IT'S DEMOCRATIC. I THINK IN THIS COUNTRY THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH EVERY FLAVOR OF IDEA OF WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING. AND I THINK ARTISTS ARE THE SAME WAY. WE JUST HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO COMMUNICATE THAT WITH A BRUSH OR A CAMERA. ))
[SUPER=201-Robin Rezende/Artist;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=brush or a camera.]
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[VO-NAT]


The exhibit features about 12 artists, including a former paratrooper.
It showcases every medium from photography to sculpture, and is free to the public.
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[11Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC 2:43:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Roanoke City School Board's recent decision to eliminate funding for several school resource officers has alarmed many people in the community. Last night partents, students and even Ronaoke police officers gathered to discuss the future of school safety in the valley.
Justin McLeod has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Department Spokesperson; :33]
[SUPER=01-Greg Shaff/Parent; :50]
[SUPER=01-David Fifer/Patrick Henry High School Student; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Lionberger/Parent; 1:21]
[SUPER=@justin1;]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
It's not common but for a change, both parents and students agree.
[SOT 15:16:57]
[IN Q=I'm going to ask]

((PARENT: I'M GOING TO ASK THAT THE CITY SCHOOL BOARD DO THE RIGHT THING.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=right thing]


What the right thing is according to this group has to do with school safety.
The school board has voted to eliminate funding for two resource officers.
The Roanoke Police Department has stepped in and agreed to fund those officers until the end of the school year.
[SOT 15:02:21]
[IN Q=We will fully]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE WILL FULLY EVALUATE THE SITUATION AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME AND MAKE THE DECISION THAT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL THE CITIZENS IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=city of Roanoke]


But some are not waiting until the end of the school year for an answer.
A group of more than a hundred showed up at this meeting to encourage the school board to find the funds.
[SOT 15:26:30]

[IN Q-Will it cost] ((GREG SHAFF/PARENT: WILL IT COST A LITTLE MORE TO FUND THESE OFFICERS? MAYBE BUT LET ME ASK YOU AS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO LOSE A CHILD TO VIOLENCE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.)) [Runs10]
[OUT Q=could have been prevented]


Currently, there are three school resource officers each at Patrick Henry and William Fleming High school.
Loss of funding would reduce that number to two at each school.
[SOT 15:09:46; 15:08:44]
[IN Q=I don't think it]

((DAVID FIFER/PATRICK HENRY STUDENT: I DON'T THINK IT IS ACCURATE TO SAY PATRICK HENRY IS A DANGEROUS SCHOOL BUT IT IS CERTAINLY WITH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS BEING AN ISSUE AND OTHER SECURITY CONCERNS LIKE THE BOMB THREATS I DON'T THINK SCHOOLS ARE GETTING ANY SAFER.)) ((VICKI LIONBERGER/PARENT: WE HAVE TO ENSURE OUR KIDS SAFETY AND IF OUR CITY SCHOOLS CAN'T DO IT WE WILL GO TO THEN GO TO A COUNTY, CITY OF SALEM OR PRIVATE SCHOOL TO DO IT.)) [Runs19]
[OUT Q=school to do it]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE SCHOOL BOARD LISTENED TO ALL THE CONCERNS BUT TOOK NO ACTION AT THE MEETING. THE SUPER INDENT NOW PLANS TO MEET WITH THE POLICE CHIEF IN THE COMING WEEKS. THEY'LL DECIDE WHETHER THE SCHOOL SYSTEM OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOULD CONTINUE FUNDING THE POLICE OFFICERS FOR NEXT YEAR. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[School-Vouchers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
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Today Colorado becomes the first state to officially adopt a school voucher policy, since last summer's U-S Supreme Court decision upholding vouchers in Cleveland, Ohio.
Students in about a dozen districts will be able to opt out of public schools.
Those students can then use 75 to 85- percent of public funds allotted for that student at participating private schools of their choice.


[11Child-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC2:00:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Words can hurt.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Advertising Federation hopes that's what parents remember when they talk to their kids. A new ad campaign on how verbal abuse can harm children and their self-esteem is debuting this month. April is Prevent Child Abuse Month.
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[SOT 00:34:38]
[IN Q=we've got]

((CHRIS HENSON/ADVERTISING FEDERATION OF ROANOKE VALLEY; WE'VE GOT OUTDOOR BOARD BILLBOARDS THAT WILL GO UP FAIRLY SOON AND THAT SAME ART WILL WORK ON VALLEY METRO BUSES AS WELL AND THEN WE'VE GOT THREE PSA'S COMMERCIALS THAT WE HOPE TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Henson/Advertising Federation of Roanoke Valley;]
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[OUT Q=HOPE TO RUN .]
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[VO-NAT]

The campaign was developed for the Children's Advocacy Center for the Roanoke Valley. Some of the children featured in the campaign are from our area.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up -
The Health Department will soon be dishing out their opinions of restaurants on-line
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[VO-NAT ]


And - The World Health Organization says China held back reports of SARS in military hospitals and the Capital.

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[SARS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NET]
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[MINI-OPEN]

While China is receiving criticism for not disclosing all of its known SARS cases to the public, health experts are reporting progress in the battle against the deadly illness.
The World Health Organization says scientists have confirmed the identity of the virus that causes SARS.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China;]


In Hong Kong, officials are stepping up efforts to keep SARS from spreading.
Beginning today, all departing airline passengers will be screened for fevers before they're allowed to fly.
The tourism industry is taking a hit-- hotels are more than 90- percent empty, and thousands of restaurants face bankruptcy.
Many regular customers are heading someplace safer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Because schools]

((JONATHAN SOMERVILLE/RESTAURANT OWNER: BECAUSE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED TILL THE END OF THE MONTH, A LOT OF PEOPLE DECIDED TO SEND THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN BACK TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES. ))
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Somerville/Restaurant Owner;]
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[OUT Q=back to their own countries.]
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[VO-NAT]


One positive sign-- some schools in Hong Kong have decided to go ahead and re-open sooner.
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[11Restaurant-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-08 TC1:03:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Health Department will soon be serving up resteraunt inspection results online.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Information will be available for any food establishment in the state including school cafeterias, daycares and food service convenience stores.
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[SOT:48]
[IN Q=What we've done is put all the restaurant history]

((KAREN SAUL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SUPERVISOR; WHAT WE'VE DONE IS PUT ALL OF THE RESTAURANT'S HISTORY AND ALL OF THE INSPECTIONS ON THE WEB SO THAT PEOPLE CAN LOOK BEFORE THEY GO OUT TO A RESTAURANT AND WHAT THE VIOLATIONS WERE. SO THE PUBLIC IS AWARE OF THE SANITATION STANDARDS OF THE RESTAURANT))
[SUPER=01-Karen Saul/Environmental Health Supervisor]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=standards of the restaurant]
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[VO-NAT]


The inspection results will be available on-line beginning May 1st.
Health officials say it will take time however to input all the restaurants in the database.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
Once the site is available you will be able to find a link to it on our web page at WDBJ -7 dot com.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The results are in - Coming up we'll show you what S-U-V's make the grade -
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus Six puppies are rescued from recycling. That story coming up a little later on News 7 at Noon
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[11Lake-accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-05 TC1:33:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

Officials have released the names of the three people killed in a head on collision. One was President of the Smith Mountain Lake Ruritan Club, Cleve Watkins.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE ESS 1001ESSC FULL] The accident happened yesterday afternoon on Route 626 in Bedford County -what is now called Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, just north of the entrance to the State Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

State police say it was the pick-up truck that crossed the center line. 64- year old Cleve Watkins was driving the truck. Forty-five -year old Kelly Ann Dellis was behind the wheel of the Chevy Blazer.
Residents in the area say it was not the first bad wreck on this stretch of road.
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[SOT 10:38:30]
[IN Q=There's been several]

((PETE TUCK/LOCAL RESIDENT; THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL ACCIDENTS ON THIS CURVE HERE. SEVERAL YEARS AGO THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT HERE. A YOUNG BOY GOT KILLED.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Tuck/Local Resident]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=boy got killed.]
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[VO-NAT]

Dellis was taking an elderly friend to a doctor's appointment. Eighty-eight year old Dillard Lee Grubb also died in the accident. He did not LIVE with Dellis and her husband, Sherm, but spent a lot of time at Sherm's Boat Shop... which is not far from where the accident happened.
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[Crash-Test]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Vehicle safety is the driving force behind one study - and five out of six vehicles recently tested are making the grade.
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[VO-NAT]

Among the top rated vehicles were the Volvo X-C 90, a station wagon sold as an S-U-V, and the Infiniti A-45 - an expensive luxury car. The redesigned 2004 Q-45 did much better than its predecessor, which earned only a marginal rating from the institute.
The Acura RL earned an "Acceptable" rating because of the collapse to the passenger seat. The other vehicles rated in the "Good" category were the Cadillac C-T-S, the Honda Element and the Mitsubishi Outlander.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wachovia Corporation is closing some of its bank branches as part of its merger with First Union.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=@FILE;]

42-locations across Virginia will shut down by late July. Five in the Western part of the state include two in Harrisonburg and one each in Abingdon, Winchester and Charlottesville. An official says the closings are to avoid overlapping banking operations and involve mostly small branches. The company says bank employees will not be laid off but will be offered positions at other locations.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
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It's a mixed bag of chips on Wall Street. At Noon, The Dow dropped 80 points, Nasdaq gained 11.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports, the Cavaliers lose yet another player...
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[VO-NAT ]

And don't blame the attacker - the umpire attacked at a baseball game last night says the full moon is responsible.
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[Umpire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Baseball became more like wrestling in Chicago last night, as a fan showed just how angry he was at an umpire.
Jennifer Donelan has the play by play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laz Diaz/Umpire; :12]
[SUPER=01-Scott Reibert/White Sox Spokesman; :45]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Donelan, CBS News, Chicago.]

(( It was a wild night in the Windy City. The game between the White Sox and the Royals turned ugly when a fan ran onto the field and tried to tackle umpire Laz Diaz. Diaz was not going down easily.

SOT: Laz Diaz/Umpire

"I didn't see a KC Royals uniform and immediately I knew it was a fan. I just turned around and put him on the bottom and took the advantage of getting on top of him."
Players and stadium security helped out ...but the umpire has served 12 years in the Marine Corps Reserve. He just brushed himself off...and finished the game.

SOT: Laz Diaz/Umpire

"I guess the training they gave me for hand to hand combat kind of helped me out a little bit there."
The crazed fan was the fourth person to rush the field in the same game...but the only one to make contact with a player or umpire. All four were arrested.
Scott Reibert/White Sox Spokesman "The actions of four idiots in no way reflects Sox fans or the fans of Chicago."
The incident was a scary reminder of last year's incident involving ansas City's first base coach Tony Gamboa. William League and his son jumped from their seats and viciously attacked Gamboa. The father has been charged with aggravated battery and mob action. His case is still pending while his son was sentenced to 5 years probation. Gamboa still suffers mild hearing loss.
Nat Baseball Game
Security at Major League Ball Parks is a big concern for players and umpires. With the second attack in two years at a game between Kansas City and Chicago, the Royals say they won't take the field for tonight's contest unless their safety can be guaranteed. Jennifer Donelan, CBS News, Chicago ))

[S-Harper]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-145 10305tc]
[GRAPHIC=uva hoops]


The Virginia Basketball team has lost yet another member.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Past Season; :00]

Guard Jermaine Harper has left the program. He plans to stay in school through the end of the semester, but coach Pete Gillen confirms that he will transfer to another school. The six foot three inch sophomore from California played in 27 games this season, but he was suspended for four games at the start of the season. He did not attend the team's postseason banquet on Sunday night.
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-146 1:01:04]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]

Ferrum opened up play in the Dixie Conference baseball tournament this morning at 10 - against Shenandoah.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


The Panthers are the top team in the South region thanks to seven seniors.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/2003 Dixie Conference Coach of the Year; :05]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=......great leadership"]
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[VO-NAT]


The Panthers are the number one seed in the tourney but face a tough Shenandoah pitcher in the opener.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Russell/1st Team Dixie Conference 2nd Baseman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Neil Zimmerman/2nd Team Dixie Conference 3rd Baseman; :15]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....break that ice"]
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[Puppies-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And finally this afternoon--
There are some lucky dogs in Maine, or rather SIX lucky dogs to be exact.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rumford, ME;]


Six puppies were rescued from a recycling bin over the weekend.
A Good Samaritan happened to spot a man putting a sealed plastic container in the bin with the pooches inside.
The puppies are about six or seven weeks old, in good health, and are awaiting adoption at a local animal shelter.
An animal control officer says the puppies are alive because they were found so quickly.
Police plan to bring charges if they can find the person who abandoned the puppies.
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